West Point Foundry Preserve Park Opens to the Public

October 22, 2013,AEDT

Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects announces the opening of its West Point Foundry Preserve project in the Village of Cold Spring, New York. Located on a dramatic 87-acre, forested site along the Hudson River, the $3.6M sustainable park interprets the locale’s historic ruins while respecting and revealing its industrial and ecological history. Scenic Hudson, the largest environmental group | Read More

EVENT | ENYA 2014 Biennial Ideas Competition | Launch Party | 22 August

August 20, 2013,AEDT

Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) is holding a launch party on 22 August for their  2014 Biennial Ideas Competition –  QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm. The QueensWay is an abandoned elevated railway snaking through some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in central and southern Queens. To successfully transform the QueensWay into | Read More

Water Works Park shortlist announced

June 17, 2013,AEDT

Minneapolis Parks Foundation recently announced the shorlist  for the Water Works park schematic design project. The three shortlisted teams include Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York); SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York); Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York). A five-member Designer Selection Committee chose the teams from a pool | Read More

International Design Competition for Zaryadye Park

April 22, 2013,AEDT

The building of Zaryadye Park (Зарядье) is a landmark initiative of the Moscow City Government and has commissioned an international competition to develop the site. Zaryadye will be the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years. It stands alongside the development of Ground Zero in New York, the reconstruction | Read More

VIDEO | Paris using sheep to maintain park lawns

April 7, 2013,AEDT

New York Times reports on the City of Paris using sheep to maintain park lawns. Paris is turning back the clock. Many parks around the world previously used sheep to maintain lawns including Central Park where sheep grazed from 1860’s until the mid-1930’s. (Video Source | New York Times | | Read More

New York AIDS Memorial Update

March 29, 2013,AEDT

The AIDS Memorial design has recently been updated with the loss of the ivy and flowering plants. studio A+I is still the design firm in charge of developing the design for the memorial, with the design progressing with retention of the overall form and linear benches but has lost the | Read More

The Bay Lights | the Bay Bridge now a light sculpture

March 8, 2013,AEDT

On March 5 “The Bay Lights”, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high was lit. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the Bay Bridge | Read More

Storm Surge Defense Alternatives | Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

November 21, 2012,AEDT

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson says environmentally friendly ‘soft infrastructure’ mitigates flood damage without sending harm elsewhere. The flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy prompted calls from New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials to consider building storm surge barriers to protect Lower Manhattan from future catastrophes. But, such a strategy | Read More

This Week in Landscape | 18 November 2012

November 18, 2012,AEDT

Landscape Links from around the world  Urban Sustainability Enhanced Through Landscape Architecture | Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA | Living Green Magazine This article explores ways that landscape architectures are not only “greening” up properties in the more literal sense, but “greening” them up through the implementation of sustainable technologies and approaches. | Read More

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